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The JetBlue Pilot

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AP reports:

A JetBlue Airways pilot who left the cockpit and ran through the cabin, screaming about religion and terrorists, is mentally competent to stand trial, a federal judge ruled Friday.
The vast majority of mental defenses claims in criminal cases are bogus, and such defenses are deservedly known as the last refuge of the scoundrel.  In this case, though, I don't see any explanation but psychosis for the pilot's behavior.  He certainly didn't gain anything by it.

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I'd wonder about drug-induced psychosis as well.

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